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Friday 17 January 2014

Kedai Makanan Sithique (Revisited)

Kedai Makanan Sithique Nasi Kandar Pulau Pinang
Jalan Dang Wangi (within the old Odeon theatre)
50100 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: 3° 9' 25.50", 101° 41' 47.25")

Today is the 17th day of the lunar Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwal which marks the birth anniversaries of Prophet Muhammad and is a public holiday for certain states in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur. And it is on this day that Sogo too saw fit to announce today the start of their two-day “Sogo Member’s Day Sale”. When this happens, the streets in and around our home will be flooded with shoppers.

Rather than enduring the snarling traffic to drive out and back, we opted to have lunch at our old favourite 1Nasi Kandar joint nearby. Right beside the old Odeon Cinema which still stands tall to this day in its Art Deco style it’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from our apartment, and we’ve been coming here for our Nasi Kandar fix since we moved in all those years ago.

1a popular northern Malaysian dish which originates from Penang. It is a meal of steamed rice which can be plain or mildly flavoured, and served with a variety of curries and side dishes. The word ‘Nasi Kandar’ came about from a time when rice [Nasi] hawkers or vendors would balance a large pole [Kandar] on their shoulder with two huge containers of rice meals.

follow the arrow!
at the start of the bustling Jalan Dang Wangi
you can see it from Sogo
if you're not into rice
what I'm here for
Brendan and his Chicken Curry
good to go!
tending to his dishes
a lot of tender loving care went into this dishes?
in the mood for something stir-fried?

We’ve posted about Sithique before and you will know that this as well as Haji Ibramsha are our two most favourite Nasi Kandar shops in the Tuanku Abdul Rahman area. As always I ordered the Ayam Kicap (Chicken in Thick Soy Sauce) with my (halved portion) white rice while Brendan dutifully had the Chicken Curry with his white rice. Cat was not in the mood for rice and ordered the 2Mee Goreng Mamak instead.

21yellow egg noodles sit-fried Mamak (local Indian Muslim cuisine) style

Brendan's chicken curry
pleased as punch
 my ayam kicap
Cat's mee goreng mamak
eager to dig in
our beverages
time to put the camera away
yup, your eyes do not deceive you

The verdict? Sithique never disappoints, it has always been and will always be our default Nasi Kandar restaurant. And the damage? The photo above says it all; the everyday food for the everyday person? Heck yeah!

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